REED ANNOUNCES TOWN HALLS
Congressman Tom Reed has announced another series of town hall meetings. On Saturday June 3rd, Reed will be at several locations to include the Bradford Fire Hall from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m.
NEW YORK SENATE PASSES VETERAN LEGISLATION
The New York State Senate has passed a package of bills, in recognition of Memorial Day, that will honor the state’s veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The bills would rename the new Tappan Zee Bridge in honor of Purple Heart recipients, reduce property taxes for disabled veterans, help Gold Star Parents, establish the crime of stolen valor, and support the American flag, among other measures.
WINNING TAKE 5 TICKET SOLD IN BATH
The New York Lottery announced a single top-prize ticket worth $74,200.50 for Thursday’s Take 5 drawing was sold in Bath. The ticket for was sold at Hatfields at 113 Ganesvoort St. The winning numbers for the May 23 Take 5 drawing were: 02 – 08 – 21 – 31 - 35. Take 5 tickets that are winners can be cashed up to one year from the date of the drawing.
FOSTER PARENTS HONORED AT SOCIAL SERVICES BANQUET
Steuben County Department of Social Services Commissioner Kathryn Muller honored foster parents at her department’s recent Foster Care Parents Banquet held at the VFW Hall in Bath. “Foster parents are courageous, selfless and compassionate. They protect and guide, kiss boo- boos and encourage our children to dream,” Muller said. Children are welcomed by foster parents in the county have a wide variety of needs, Muller said at the event: “At the end of the day, foster parents are the bridge over troubled water. Foster parents are the designated heroes.”
LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS STRESS TREATMENT AT DRUG FORUM
This week Hornell High School hosted the Steuben County Substance Abuse Forum featuring officials like Hornell City Police Chief Ted Murray and Sheriff Jim Allard as panelists. Due to the numerous inmates at the county jail convicted of drug crimes and drug deaths tripling from 2015 to 2016, Allard noted that the county is looking into peer counseling for inmates detoxing during their sentences.
VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATED AT RSVP AWARDS
The annual RSVP awards tea honored exceptional volunteers at Hammondsport’s Glenn Curtiss Museum. Bath’s Elin Peterson received to “Louise Argentieri Service Award” for averaging 170 hours as an activities assistant at Harriett & Taylor Health Center in Bath. Dolores D’Apice of Hornell earned the “Spirit of Volunteerism Award”for her 23 year service delivering meals to the homebound for the ProAction Senior Nutrition home delivery program. “New York State Health Facilities Association Volunteer of the Year Award” went to Rick Packer of Hornell for founding a men’s group at Hornell Gardens.